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Storm Add Forward Kyler Kovich to Active Roster

January 13, 2021 - United States Hockey League (USHL) - Tri-City Storm News Release

Kearney, NE. - The Tri-City Storm has added forward Kyler Kovich to the active roster ahead of this week's three-game road series against the Fargo Force. Kovich last skated for the Nanaimo Clippers (BCHL).

Kyler Kovich, 18, of Coquitlam, British Columbia joins the Storm following two seasons with Nanaimo Clippers of the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL). Kovich was named Captain of the Clippers on March 23rd, 2020 and scored eighteen goals last season for the organization. He also recorded twenty-one assists for thirty-nine total points in fifty-one regular season games played. During the 2018-2019 regular season, Kovich netted seven goals and recorded seven assists for the Clippers. He appeared in two games for the Powell River Kings (BCHL) and in thirty-seven games with the Vancouver NE Chiefs U18 AAA organization in Burnaby, British Columbia during the 2017-2018 season. Prior to his time with the Chiefs, Kings, and Clippers, Kovich skated for the Burnaby Winter Club AAA program. Kovich appeared in four games for Team Canada West at the 2019 World Junior A Challenge in Dawson Creek, British Columbia. Kovich previously announced a commitment to play college hockey at Cornell University.

"I'm super grateful to have this opportunity. Tri-City is the best organization to be a part of, and the Storm play in one of the best junior leagues in the world. I see myself as a 200-foot player that can see the ice well, and I love the physical aspect of the game. I will be able to bring an atmosphere of focus, commitment, and determination to win games. After being the Captain of the Nanaimo Clippers, I know firsthand what it takes to be a good teammate on and off the ice. As a player at this level, I feel it is important to work on all aspects of your game. I'll never stop trying to improve myself for the future." Forward Kyler Kovich

"Kyler is a guy who I got to see firsthand while he played for Team Canada West at the World Junior A Challenge. He is a 200-foot power forward with some scoring touch. Just as importantly, he was a Captain for his previous team and he's a guy who brings an extremely high level of character and work ethic to our organization."- President of Hockey Operations/Head Coach Anthony Noreen

"We're excited to add a player like Kyler into our club at this stage of the season. Last year heading into our May draft we felt that he was a top forward out of the western Canadian region and to insert him into our lineup today is a boost for our organization as we look towards the playoffs. He's a former captain, leader, complete player, power forward, and simply someone you want on your club and that you win with in the playoffs and in those tight tough games."- General Manager Jason Koehler

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